Like everybody else, we at The Green Turtle are actively monitoring the current situation relating to coronavirus/covid-19 with our prime concern being the safety of everyone, especially our customers.
We use Royal Mail for our deliveries. Public Health England has advised that people receiving parcels are not at additional risk of contracting the coronavirus. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels. In most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surfaces is likely to have decreased significantly by 24 hours, and even more so after a further 48 hours. This complements the highly publicised guidance for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water.
We are a small business, and your products and parcels are only handled by two people at our end. We are following all of the guidance on cleaning, washing hands often and are both currently well.
We are currently posting orders twice a week rather than our usual daily drop offs. This will usually be on a Tuesday and Saturday. This may mean your order takes a bit longer than usual to arrive. But we're confident it will be worth the wait!
Online orders can be a great way of ensuring you have some of the items you need. We are well stocked with soap bars, for example, which are just as effective as liquid soap in cleaning your hands. Just make sure you lather well and follow the 20 second guidance. Remember that soap and water is more effective than hand sanitizer, although that's great as an option when you're out and about.
We also stock lots of cleaning cloths and brushes to help you maintain a clean home. Items like laundry soapnuts and dishwashing soap bars might also be helpful if you're struggling to get these items.
Please do let us know if your order is a gift or care package for somebody and we would be happy to include a note with the package.
Finally, thank you for your support for a small business at this difficult time for everybody. We will of course keep this under review.
Keep safe everyone!
Lorna @ The Green Turtle